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1. Illegal use of one's official position or powers to obtain property, funds, or patronage.
2. The act or an instance of extorting something, as by psychological pressure.
3. An excessive or exorbitant charge.
ex·tor′tion·ar′y (-shə-nĕr′ē) adj.
ex·tor′tion·ist, ex·tor′tion·er n.
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|Noun||1.||extortioner - a criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about them|
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extortioner[ɪksˈtɔːʃənəʳ] extortionist [ɪksˈtɔːʃənɪst] N → extorsionador(a) m/f; (= official) → concusionario m
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